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Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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Senators:

BOXER, BARBARA
Total Cost: $75,183.57
Rank: 62 (out of 638)

FEINSTEIN, DIANNE
Total Cost: $583.75
Rank: 614 (out of 638)

Total spent on senators:
$75,767.32

Representatives:

MILLER, GEORGE
Total Cost: $152,699.34
Rank: 11 (out of 638)

DOOLEY, CALVIN M
Total Cost: $148,857.76
Rank: 12 (out of 638)

WATERS, MAXINE
Total Cost: $148,018.25
Rank: 15 (out of 638)

ROHRABACHER, DANA
Total Cost: $145,463.55
Rank: 17 (out of 638)

BERMAN, HOWARD L
Total Cost: $136,557.96
Rank: 20 (out of 638)

LEE, BARBARA
Total Cost: $110,803.56
Rank: 29 (out of 638)

WAXMAN, HENRY A
Total Cost: $107,860.94
Rank: 33 (out of 638)

LANTOS, TOM
Total Cost: $101,962.24
Rank: 35 (out of 638)

THOMAS, WILLIAM M
Total Cost: $80,566.15
Rank: 57 (out of 638)

THOMPSON, MIKE
Total Cost: $76,760.50
Rank: 61 (out of 638)

DOOLITTLE, JOHN T
Total Cost: $68,181.99
Rank: 77 (out of 638)

ISSA, DARRELL EDWARD
Total Cost: $65,480.09
Rank: 80 (out of 638)

HERGER, WALLY
Total Cost: $64,251.58
Rank: 81 (out of 638)

SANCHEZ, LORETTA
Total Cost: $61,671.96
Rank: 87 (out of 638)

FARR, SAM
Total Cost: $58,720.61
Rank: 97 (out of 638)

WOOLSEY, LYNN C
Total Cost: $56,404.35
Rank: 109 (out of 638)

SANCHEZ, LINDA
Total Cost: $54,623.90
Rank: 114 (out of 638)

ESHOO, ANNA
Total Cost: $45,758.59
Rank: 139 (out of 638)

RADANOVICH, GEORGE
Total Cost: $45,626.56
Rank: 140 (out of 638)

STARK, PETE
Total Cost: $43,757.65
Rank: 147 (out of 638)

MATSUI, ROBERT
Total Cost: $37,055.00
Rank: 173 (out of 638)

CAPPS, LOIS G
Total Cost: $35,683.85
Rank: 182 (out of 638)

CARDOZA, DENNIS
Total Cost: $31,645.93
Rank: 204 (out of 638)

SCHIFF, ADAM
Total Cost: $31,223.42
Rank: 209 (out of 638)

MCKEON, HOWARD P
Total Cost: $30,819.34
Rank: 214 (out of 638)

DAVIS, SUSAN
Total Cost: $29,727.20
Rank: 222 (out of 638)

NAPOLITANO, GRACE
Total Cost: $28,991.06
Rank: 223 (out of 638)

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O
Total Cost: $27,786.80
Rank: 237 (out of 638)

HONDA, MIKE
Total Cost: $26,819.67
Rank: 244 (out of 638)

CUNNINGHAM, RANDY DUKE
Total Cost: $25,572.04
Rank: 254 (out of 638)

BECERRA, XAVIER
Total Cost: $25,067.60
Rank: 259 (out of 638)

DREIER, DAVID
Total Cost: $24,566.43
Rank: 263 (out of 638)

CALVERT, KEN MR
Total Cost: $22,916.19
Rank: 274 (out of 638)

MILLER, GARY
Total Cost: $22,566.00
Rank: 277 (out of 638)

POMBO, RICHARD
Total Cost: $20,534.81
Rank: 298 (out of 638)

COSTA, JIM
Total Cost: $20,307.42
Rank: 300 (out of 638)

SOLIS, HILDA
Total Cost: $18,468.54
Rank: 320 (out of 638)

LUNGREN, DANIEL E
Total Cost: $17,721.11
Rank: 329 (out of 638)

GALLEGLY, ELTON
Total Cost: $10,999.77
Rank: 417 (out of 638)

HARMAN, JANE
Total Cost: $10,837.63
Rank: 421 (out of 638)

DIXON, JULIAN C
Total Cost: $10,377.28
Rank: 425 (out of 638)

NUNES, DEVIN GERALD
Total Cost: $10,092.64
Rank: 433 (out of 638)

PELOSI, NANCY
Total Cost: $9,352.75
Rank: 438 (out of 638)

COX, CHRISTOPHER
Total Cost: $9,275.22
Rank: 440 (out of 638)

ROYBAL-ALLARD, LUCILLE
Total Cost: $8,346.59
Rank: 452 (out of 638)

FILNER, BOB
Total Cost: $7,701.55
Rank: 461 (out of 638)

OSE, DOUG
Total Cost: $7,239.00
Rank: 465 (out of 638)

LEWIS, JERRY
Total Cost: $5,694.87
Rank: 488 (out of 638)

ROYCE, ED
Total Cost: $4,301.68
Rank: 513 (out of 638)

ROGAN, JAMES E
Total Cost: $1,769.58
Rank: 574 (out of 638)

MILLENDER-MCDONALD, JUANITA
Total Cost: $1,769.44
Rank: 575 (out of 638)

BILBRAY, BRIAN PHILLIP
Total Cost: $1,753.00
Rank: 576 (out of 638)

LOFGREN, ZOE
Total Cost: $1,750.92
Rank: 577 (out of 638)

WATSON, DIANE E
Total Cost: $1,584.13
Rank: 580 (out of 638)

BACA, JOE
Total Cost: $859.00
Rank: 603 (out of 638)

HUNTER, DUNCAN
Total Cost: $448.00
Rank: 621 (out of 638)

SHERMAN, BRAD
Total Cost: $340.00
Rank: 626 (out of 638)

KUYKENDALL, STEVEN
Total Cost: $221.23
Rank: 631 (out of 638)

BONO, MARY
Total Cost:
Rank: 634 (out of 638)

Total spent on representatives:
$2,356,214.22

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.